The Camps are here – Choosing a Summer Camp

The Camps are here – Choosing a Summer Camp

It felt like I attended school all over again this year and so naturally when my daughter school closed I was filled with relief. Summer time is magical. The kids get a break from waking up at the crack of dawn, I get a break from traffic and we all are living our best summer lives.

But after a month or so, boredom sets in, glued to smartphones , Netflix, and Youtube  is just not a productive way to spend three months and since I don’t have an off island Grammy to ship my little ones to here I am once again doing the summer camp dance.

I have to tell you this year I have seen some really interesting and creative camps, there are so many that I definitely can’t list them all but if you have a chance be sure to check all the magic of summer here.

Why summer camp you may ask?  Well, aside from offering a great balance out to the unstructured, school-free months, summer camps are also fun, build character, and provide opportunities  to meet new friends and possibly reconnect with former classmates. Plus, kids can discover new interests and stay intellectually engaged.

There have been a lot of new faces on the camp scene lately and  I have been seeing a lot of videos on social media where children have been mistreated by those that have been entrusted with their care. That being said always do your research and choose wisely.  I live for reviews and rely on my mom circle to get insight on any new venture that myself or my children may embark on.

So how do you choose what camp your child goes to? Well it all depends on what your end goal maybe. Perhaps you want to go the academic route, explore technology or outdoors, have them learn a new skill, explore the performing arts or do something athletic. I personally choose more fun as it is the summer and I want to give my kids a break, however I am not opposed to my daughter learning to bake,or perhaps singing her heart out as she loves to do.

What about your budget? Listen to me as a parent who already pays school fees I do cringe at the cost of summer camps. Most if not all camps are on par with my daughters school fee and aren’t even open all day! That being said, I understand the struggle and sacrifice that comes with the magic of summer. I consider the entire camp experience when weighing my pro’s and cons. I look at the programs offered, if there is lunch or not lunch, field trips,hours, after care the total experience. If I’m gonna be shelling out cash the camp/ summer school experience is going to be lit!

Tell me about your summer camp experience and if your kids will be attending camp this year.

Till next time

xoxo

 

 

Fun Galaxy – Family Fun day & Entertainment

Fun Galaxy – Family Fun day & Entertainment

Took me a minute but I finally made my way up Bernard Road and hit up the newest Family Entertainment spot FUN GALAXY.

What is Fun Galaxy you may ask? It’s an indoor amusement park that has a combination of rides, games and party rooms.

I knew Fun Galaxy had been open for a few months but I still wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Equipped with six rides in total including the Family Favorite “Bumper Cars”. It’s easy to see why this can quickly become the newest hang out.

I know what you are thinking, only six rides…Yea initially I thought well that’s pretty lame but then when I really got into it (and my pocket) it was not so bad after all. Have you ever been to Disney World and walked the theme park? It is exhausting going from ride to ride, line to line trying to cram it all in about 48 hours or less to get the most of your experience. Fun Galaxy was the perfect Sunday adventure with not too much rides, not too much lines and best of all not too much money and just enough family fun.

One of the best things I liked about Fun Galaxy was that there was no cover charge to enter. You simply just pay for your rides and/or games , food and get ready to have fun. For $15 your child is able to ride all of the rides one time or spend $2.50 per ride with the exception of the bumpers which was $3 per ride.  I choose the $15 option, seemed reasonable enough.

There are food and drinks on sale which were pretty standard as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure if this was the standard or not but parents we’re allowed to accompany younger kids on rides without having to pay for two tickets. This was a bonus for me! I also liked the fact that all rides were made for kids of all ages. Meaning I didn’t have to worry about my 2 year old being left out while my 6 year old had all the fun. They were able to ride all the rides together if needed (well maybe not the Pirate Ship but yea you get the idea…)

Fun Galaxy is open 7 days a week but I would check before going to confirm opening hours. Overall,  for the smiles on my daughters face this place is worth the tokens and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All About Summer Camp Guide – 2017

All About Summer Camp Guide – 2017

Singing  “It’s summer” in my Olaf voice from Frozen!

Can you imagine another school year has just whirled on by and while I am rejoicing for the break of not having to iron uniforms (I absolutely HATE ironing) I also cringe at the thought of now having to find a safe and fun environment for my kid during the summer break (again)! With that said take a look at the All About Summer Camp Guide!

Let’s start with the free camps, simply because its free and free is always AWESOME!

Bahamas National Trust has an amazing Eco Camp in Andros from July 7th – 14th your child can learn about marine life and how important preservation is to our country, among other amazing facts.

Kingdom Life Church is offering a FREE music camp for ages 5 years to 12 years old.  Learning music improves academics, boost self esteem and is just down right fun!

The Cat Island Accordion and French project is hosting its very own day camp and yes there are accommodations for off islanders. While there is a registration fee the camp itself is free and runs from July 17th -31st.

The Royal Bahamas Police and Defense Force also host Free Camps every summer. This year camps begin June 26th – August 4th. . You can collect registration forms at your nearest station.

Featured Camps

I’ve encountered so many amazing camps in my search that this post would be limitless if I remotely tried to list them all.  Below you’ll find a few of my favorites and a link that will make you relive all of your child hood experiences at Camp. Click each photo to find out more information on the camp of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a bit more selection, and trust me there is a lot more, try here. You will finds camps in all shapes and sizes, from the arts to horse back riding. Ranging from $25 -$500.

What ever you choose make sure its safe and fun!

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Till next time…

 

 

The Easter Break – Camp and Holiday Fun

The Easter Break – Camp and Holiday Fun

I received a letter from both Navy and Dilly’s school reminding me that Easter Break was fast approaching. I instantly got excited! No more uniforms to iron, no more bags to pack and I can finally sleep a few minutes later because there will be no traffic!!

Yay right?!, Wrong! I instantly went into a panic because now I need a babysitter! For about a week in half, maybe two, I don’t know I threw the note somewhere, I need someone to make sure these kids don’t starve and burn down the house.

I know other parents out there share my plea. It’s a never ending cycle. I pay school fee then I pay babysitters. Grammy’s now a days still work and if they don’t, they have plans.. Go ahead ask your mom I betcha she has something to do!

So now what? I thought about taking a sabbatical but couldn’t quite find a legit reason. Then I thought I’d just bring them to work hide them under my desk and feed them crackers in exchange for complete silence. I thought about the kinds of kids I have and instantly knew that won’t work, so now plan C.

Easter Camp!! The Holy Grail has surfaced! I managed to list a few below for you. If interested just click photo and it will lead you to the camp of your dreams, or not. Entirely up to you!

Little Prodigies Music & Arts School

The Children’s Library

Paint Your Own Pottery -PYOP

Ardastra Gardens

When in doubt head on over to Nassau Kids Zone or Summer Camps in Nassau Bahamas for more camps and other Easter related activities!

What’s an Easter Break without any fun activities? If you are looking for something to do other than going to the beach or the movies here’s a good place to start!

Adventure Learning Center

Kelly’s

Blush Destinations

Rotary

Harbour Bay

National Art Gallery

Southwest Plaza

Youth Empowerment Program

 Solomon’s Fresh Market (OFB)

Don’t eat too much Hot Cross Buns!

Till next time…

XOXO