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COMMUNITY • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •�������������������������������������������������������������� No need to venture far for youngsters’ vacation fun By Sarah Gish Alrighty — pay attention, moms and dads! It’s May, which means summer is almost here and it’s time to get organized if you haven’t already. If you need some help, here I am. I’m a mom of two boys who has been studying, using and promoting summer camps since 2003, when I was a desperaten frazzled mama (maybe like some of you?!). I created a guide to Houston day camps, THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS (www.DayCampsHouston.com), which has more than 200 camps each year and is the largest and most accurate guide in town. It was originally a book, hence its name. Now all the information is online in a handy dandy searchable database where �������� �������� �������� ������������ ������ �������������������� ���������������� matter, age, price, dates, and more. �������� ������������ �������� ������ ���������� �������� ���� ������������ ���������� ������ things to think about before you look for camps: •What length is best for your child? Full day or half day? •What’s the best location for the camp – close to your house or your work? •What’s your budget for summer �������������������������������������������������������������������������� scholarships in my guide.) •Have you made your family’s master schedule for the summer? What weeks are best for camp (fun thing: you can search my database by weeks!)? •What is the camp’s safety plan — do they have counselors who are well-trained in safety skills, and are they mature enough? ���������� �������������� ���� �������� ���������� ������������������������ ���� what are your child’s interests? Summer is the only time that kids can explore their passions in depth, so please — let them! Finding out what ignites lives is Sarah Gish a passion of mine (see more about that here: www.IgniteYourOwnLife.com) and I promise you, your kids will be happier ������ �������� �������� ���������� ���������������� ���������� ���������� ���������� up. You can search my database by these interests: arts, sports, educational and/ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ and/or science, spiritual and/or religious, cooking, foreign languages and cultures, reading and/or writing, technology and/ or robotics. Below are some camps in or near West University for you to check out. I’ve included websites and dates to get you started. C


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