KinderCare Summer Camp

Oh joy! The school year is coming to an end. I can't wait to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner for my growing boy. I'm thrilled we'll get to bond over the yet another go-round of "Alvin and the Chipmunks" on DVD. I can barely contain my excitement about our game of H.O.R.S.E. under the beaming sun. Oh please hurry summer. I want to spend ever waking minute with my child. {insert sarcasm here}

In a couple of weeks, the screeching brake of the big, yellow school bus will turn into the roar of an engine as it zooms pass our turn for the final day of school. I can smell the aroma of summer break in the air as we speak. But somehow, it's leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I know just the remedy for this hard-to-swallow situation. Hello, KinderCare Summer Camp!

KinderCare has been a recognizable name my community for as long as I can remember. I never had to employ the services of daycare because Ian and I were, and still are, blessed with family who to volunteered in that area. Even during summer, Kaden always had a place to go. Being the only child, he is use to entertaining himself. But as he begins to explore his own path of creativity and imagination, its time to introduce him to a world of even more possibilities. Try twelve, to be exact. Take a look at the programs KinderCare's Summer Camp have to offer:
  • Wilderness 101 <-- Kaden chose this one!!
  • Dig Ancient Egypt
  • Wild, Wild West
  • Scienterrific
  • Spectacular Sports
  • Animal Antics
  • Gross and Gooey Science
  • Kids' Kitchen
  • Vegetable Wraps Recipe
  • Ingredients (makes 4 servings):
    2/3 cup cream cheese, softened
    1 bag of sprouts from Growing Sprouts
    1 ½ cups fresh carrots
    1 red bell pepper
    1 cup cucumber
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup canned or frozen corn (thawed, ifnecessary)
    1 cup frozen edamame, thawed
    4 flour tortillas

    ·         Clean and sanitize a counter or table in your kitchen.
    ·         Wash the carrots, pepper, and cucumber.
    ·         Grate the carrots into a bowl.
    ·         Thinly slice the pepper and cucumber and place them in separate bowls.
    ·         Place the corn, edamame, and shredded cheese in separate bowls.
    ·         Place a serving spoon in each bowl.
    ·         Place the cream cheese, bag of sprouts, bowls of vegetables, bowl of cheddar cheese, tortillas, measuring cups, and measuring spoons .
    ·         Spread cream cheese on your tortilla.
    ·         Place vegetables and cheese in a row down the center of your tortilla.
    ·         Top their vegetables with shredded cheese and sprouts.
    ·         Roll up your tortillas as tightly as possible to keep the vegetables inside.
    ·         Use a knife to cut the wraps in half.
  • Sports Smarts
  • Art Expo
  • Splish Splash!
  • Feats of Science ™ K'NEX® Motion Machines

We are fortunate enough to try-out the KinderCare Summer Camp for a complimentary 1-week session thanks to KinderCare and MomSelect. I say "fortunate" because Kaden may not adjust well to the program being his first time away for the summer. But, we won't lose any money if so. I'm hoping he enjoys his time at summer camp and brings home some great information to share with the family.

Did you know?
The Summer Fun Survey:

Preschooler Parents Share Their Thoughts in KinderCare®
Learning Centers’ Second Annual “Summer Fun” Survey!

KinderCare, the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood education, asked 1,000
parents across the U.S. about plans for their preschooler’s summer. Day camps earn a top
place on families’ must-do list, with parents of preschoolers confi rming that they want kids’
bodies and minds to stay active. Below, you’ll see key fi ndings from our 2011 survey.

About the KinderCare® Learning Centers Summer Fun Survey
Commissioned by KinderCare Learning Centers, the survey was designed and analyzed by Ketchum Global Research Network and fi elded by Braun Research.
The survey reached a national sample of 1,008 parents of children ages 0 to fi ve from April 5-8, 2011. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent

Reserve your spot today at your nearest KinderCare Summer Camp location. Your children will thank you later. Maybe.

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Disclosure: I was provided this opportunity thanks to KinderCare and MomSelect. My son will receive a complimentary 1-week session at a local center. The views and opinions expressed are my own. 

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