…. and maybe not necessarily in that order.
I had a very short-lived experiment last week. It was called “let’s keep the kids home for March Break.” The outcome? We had fun (most of the time), but I wouldn’t exactly call it a success – mainly because by the end of it, I found myself wondering where my husband keeps the hard liquor. (It’s fine! It was only a fleeting thought.)
Look, I love my boys – but I love them more when they’re mentally stimulated, physically motivated and experiencing life-changing fun, growth and accomplishment… close to (but away from) home.
Oh yes, they will definitely be returning to Muskoka Woods CITYCAMP this summer.
If your child is not quite ready for a full-fledged summer camp experience, a day camp like Muskoka Woods CITYCAMP may be the perfect solution for you (and me, too!). Day camps encourage kids to try new things, develop skills and foster positive social and emotional growth when interacting with other kids their own age. They often offer a broad range of activities or specialize in one or two niches, allowing children to develop their interests in a fun and supportive environment. And, most importantly, day camps encourage young children to get a feel for a camp experience without traveling too far from home.
Once again, Muskoka Woods, an exclusive overnight summer camp located on Lake Rosseau, is bringing its premium mobile day camp, CITYCAMP, to neighbourhoods across the Greater Toronto Area. The camps are specially created for children ages 6-12 and come complete with huge water slides and activities such as archery, skateboarding, bazooka ball, teambuilding, arts and more. Best of all, an ever-changing variety of creativity-boosting activities make every day new and exciting.
Last year, my boys were offered a complimentary week at the Oakville mobile camp. After just the first day, upon hearing their fanatically glowing reviews, I immediately purchased a second week of CITYCAMP at the same location. How’s that for the conversion from influencer to buyer? So you can bet when Muskoka Woods reached out to me to partner with them once again this summer, I was ALL in.
Here’s what I want you to take away.
1. Day camp is a great alternative to traditional (overnight) camp. In fact, CITYCAMP is about as close to the experience as you can get – the camp is divided into three “cabin groups” led by Muskoka Woods’ best and brightest counsellors. I can certainly vouch for the quality of staff, safe and clean camp facilities and robust programming, all of which make CITYCAMP a favourite with parents and children alike.
2. If you live in the GTA, check to see if there’s a CITYCAMP location near you! CITYCAMP locations are in kid-friendly environments in a growing number of neighbourhoods from Stouffville to Burlington.
3. Remember the March Break experiment. Did you too come close to losing your sanity after listening to your children fuss and fight for one straight week? Sign up your kids for Muskoka Woods CITYCAMP before it’s too late! Many of the weeks do sell out and trust me, if you’re local to one of the camps, it’s an experience your children won’t want to miss – and won’t soon forget.
This summer, keep on top of the boys’ adventures at CITYCAMP by following the hashtag #TheMWDifference on social.
This post is sponsored by Muskoka Woods. The opinions on my blog, as always, are my own.
Wow, hard to believe that it is already time to be thinking about Summer Camp. Sounds like your boys will have a fun summer!
Looks like they have a great variety of activities. Those bubble balls look like a lot of fun!
The time just passes way too fast I can’t believe it’s time to start talking about summer camp.Great way for kids to have fun .
We love summer camps – our 7 year old spends time learning everything from sports to technology!
we were actually thinking about this for our girls. we would like to start them off just doing day camps and in the future maybe night camps :)
This camp looks awesome. While we don’t *need* our kids to be in full time care as my husband is stay at home parent we like to put them in day camps to get some socialization and to have fun plus give us a break. Put our daughter in a day camp over spring break at the local climbing gym too. It’s an affordable way to keep them occupied and give parents a day to themselves!
Summer camp is a must for my sanity, at least two weeks. I wish there was a CityCamp in the Durham region. My child would enjoy it especially the bubble balls.
Kids learn so much at camp that we has parents can,they learn to respect other adults and children when out of the range of us.
They have some great day camps in our area too.
The grandkids just signed up for summer camp on the weekend !
Yes, summer camp is a life saver for us!
I had so many summer camp activies when I was little,, some were quite fun
Debbie White Beattie
When I was a kid I went to away summer camp twice and I had the best time. I think it’s something kids should do if the opportunity arises because you have fun, learn a lot and make lots of friends.
my son loved summer camp so much that he works there now!
Camp was great life experience for my kids. They got to try new things, meet new people, and have fun doing it.
Camp can be such a rewarding time for kids and parents alike!
so many fun activities