This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.
My children’s favorite summers have been the ones when they attended day camp while I worked. They loved making new friends, playing all day, and spending hours outside. If you are still thinking about what to do with your kids this summer I’d encourage you to look into local day camps near you and, if you are located in Chicago, you’ll want to check out Apollo After School Summer Camps. Apollo After School, in partnership with Daystar School in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, is offering a 7-week summer day camp in 2019!
Apollo After School offers summer day camps that are both fun and educational in a safe and welcoming environment. Their activities enhance children’s self-esteem and creative expression while keeping their brains sharp over the long break from school. Students at the Apollo summer day camp can expect to make new friends, learn new skills, and have a lot of fun.
What I really love most about the camps are the variety of activities that Apollo offers. Every week, campers will have experiences in science, math, arts and crafts, and cooking. They will also have opportunities to stretch their legs and get moving with different sports and group games. Students will participate in interactive enrichment activities along with classic camp games, crafts, and good old-fashioned playground time. I think that this camp encourages children to be well-rounded which I love and is how I raise my own kids to be.
The summer camp provides 7 weekly themes and children can participate in them all or just choose weeks that interest them (though I think enrolling your child in all the weeks is ideal because then they can try things they might not have before and they may discover new passions!) The weekly themes are as follows:
How fun do those all sound?! Each of these weeks are split into daily themes like ‘Farm to Table Food Fun’, ‘Comic Strip Creations’, ‘DIY Obstacle Course Challenge’, ‘Let’s Go To The Future’, ‘Water Science’, ‘Fossils and Dinosaurs’, and ‘Aliens’. There are so many cool things planned for the kids that they will be so excited to go each morning! Here’s a breakdown of a typical camp day so you can see how your children would be spending their day:
As you can see by the schedule, the camp offers before care and extended daycare which is convenient for working parents. Here are some more important details:
– Age: 4-10
– Address: Daystar School – 1550 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
– Dates: June 24 – August 9. Registration is available for specific weeks or the whole seven-week period
– Schedule: Camp starts daily at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm
– Before and after care is available at an extra cost (7:30am – 8:30am, and 3:30pm – 6:00pm)
– Morning and afternoon snacks are provided
– Catered lunch is available for an additional fee, otherwise students should bring a packed lunch