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Tips on How to Choose a Great Summer Camp Program in Tucson

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Summer vacation means more free time for your little ones. For some children, this is a time to play and have fun. For others, it’s an opportunity to learn new skills and hone their studies.

As a parent, you want your kids to make the most of their summer vacation. And an excellent child care option you can consider are summer camps.

Summer camps can benefit your child in more ways than one. They can help in a child’s short-term and long-term development. They provide plenty of opportunities for children to have fun while developing certain skills.

Thinking about sending your little one to a camp during summer vacation? Here are some great tips to help you in choosing the best summer camp program.

Don’t overlook the fine points

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Make sure to choose a summer program with interesting activities

While there are several things to consider when choosing the right summer program, it’s important you don’t take the fine points for granted. It is true that the facilities, location, safety and activities are crucial things to consider. But, it is equally important to look beneath the surface of a summer program.

Good summer programs provide opportunities for children to learn new things about themselves. They are given the opportunities to explore unique and unfamiliar activities. When searching for a summer camp program, look for a program that can influence your child’s future.

It could be something which will nurture their personal growth and development. Or it could be something that will help them get a college admission, land a dream internship, and so on. Since this information is not something you can usually get from brochures, it would be best to conduct research.

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Fun Summer Games for Kids

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Spring is here and summer is on the way! Soon, you and your child will be out of school and enjoying the beautiful weather and shaking off the chill of winter. But as the novelty wears out, the long summer days can bring complaints of boredom. You know the refrain, “Mom/dad, I am bored.” It’s an annual seasonal complaint that you are by now very familiar with. To help bust up the boredom, we have put together a little list of fun summer games for kids that you can use this summer. These fun summer games for kids are sure to get them laughing and smiling!

Liquid Limbo

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Shake off the winter chill with these fun summer games.

Add a summer splash to this classic party game with liquid limbo.  Use the stream from a water hose as the stick for a high-stakes game of limbo. If someone hits the water jet, the one holding the hose gets to spray them until their soaked!

Backyard Bath

If you have little ones, toddlers, a great way to introduce them to summer activities is to take a relatively familiar activity, bath time, and turn it into a fun summer experience. Fill a kiddie pool with water, bath toys, and bubbles and turn a chore into a delight.

Ball Blast

Exercise your child’s hand eye coordination with this fun race against the clock. Use ropes to create a circle or square on your lawn. Place balls of varying sizes and weights inside. Give your child a hose and challenge her to push the balls out with the water in less than a minute.

Balloon Babies

A summer game for kids that tests patience and care. Fill up a water balloon and draw a face on it with a dark marker. Wrap it in a paper towel, then hand your kid (4 and up) his new “baby.” See how long he can take care of it before it breaks. If there is more than one child, make it a friendly game of competition and see who can keep their balloon longest. (Note, this game has been known to last several days.)

Squirt Gun Tag

This clever twist on a classic summer game for kids is pretty self-explanatory: Have everyone get in bathing suits and play tag. Whoever is “It” gets the water gun and tries to tag the other players with a cold blast of water.

Sponge Bucket

This is a great game and a challenge of perseverance and patience. Give each of your kids two buckets—one filled with water and one empty—and a sponge. Instruct them to transfer the water from one bucket to the other using only the sponge. Whoever does it the fastest gets first choice of ice-cream or popsicles. Solo kids can also play by racing against the clock.

Summer Games for Kids at The Apple Tree Learning Center

The Apple Tree Learning Center Loves Summer Fun! We offer a special summer program where kids of all ages can come to laugh, love and learn. At summer camp, kids get to enjoy the outdoors and fun summer games. Come check out our summer camp program and contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Summer Camp Programs for Summer Fun!

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Summer is coming up fast. Soon your child or children will be out of school and ready to soak in the warm summer weather and all the awesome activities it brings. However, experience may remind you that after a few weeks of summer fun the “I am bored” complaints begin. Good news! Summer camp programs can keep them busy and give you a break.

On top of the boredom that can accompany the long, sweltering days, is your need of good childcare for your little ones while you are at work. Child care summer camp programs can solve both of these issues. Summer camp for your child can give you a break from 24 hour care and gives your child fun and exciting things to do. Let’s take a look at some of the great benefits of summer camp!

Say Goodbye to Boredom  with Summer Camp Programs! 

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Summer is a time to learn outdoors!

As the novelty of the summer weather wears off and kids get bored, they can often become fixed to their computer and video games and end up spending a good portion of the summer indoors. For us who spent a lot of our summer vacation outdoors exploring, playing and having fun, seeing our children stuck to the screen for hours on end makes us worry that they are missing out on being a kid! Summer camp and other summer programs offer your children fun and engaging activities that will get their body moving, mind thinking and curiosity piqued, and it allows them to be a kid again!

Hands on Learning in Nature

Summer camp and summer programs are a great way to teach kids that not all learning happens in the stuffy classroom. While at summer camp, kids will soon discover that real learning can mean dirty hands, wet clothes and exploring nature. Summer camp can teach your child outdoor skills and will allow them to experience mother nature’s classroom to the fullest.

Unstructured Playtime

Along with structured activities to get a child’s mind thinking and curious, summer is the time for free, unstructured play and exploration. Summer camp allows kids to relax away from the classroom and explore their interests. Summer camp will give your child the ability to explore their inventiveness in play, problem solving and learning.

Social Skills

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Banish the boredom with summer camp!

Summer camp not only brings kids to nature and great activities. It also brings kids to each other. Summer camp activities are designed around group learning and problem solving. They learn to cooperate with other children, share resources and participate in group learning that prepares them for both the classroom and the real world.


Summer camp gives kids the opportunity to make choices and decisions as individuals away from their parents. Whether it is a day camp or overnight camp, the time at summer camp is spent learning to be themselves.

Summer Camp Programs at The Apple Tree Learning Centers 

If your children are bored during the summer, they sure won’t be here! The summer programs at The Apple Tree Learning Center are sure to keep them busy having a good time. Let us help you discover that you have what it takes to be a kid with character! Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility… these are the important skills and values you will practice and learn through fun activities, service learning projects and team building activities during summer camp! Come check out our summer program and contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you!