Originally Posted by josybear
ruthla, could you look into one of those 'send kids to camp' things? there's got to be a way. could you contact the camp to find out?
i couldn't care less where this thread is, so long as it exists.
I've been in contact with 3 different Gan Israel camps (Jewish day camps.) I contacted 2 different ones, one in my county (but further from my house) and one in one county over (but closer to my house). Then the mom of one of DS' classmates said to try this other one, also in the next county but a couple towns over from the one I contacted, telling me they have more financial aide available than the first one I contacted. Also, several classmates will be going to that camp.
I just spoke to them and they don't have any financial aide at all- either they never did, or they don't have any left this late in the year. They also don't have a 3 day a week program like the other one offered, and it would be awkard for him to be the only camper not there every day.
They only go swimming twice a week, and they only offer swim instruction once a week. I might do better signing him up for the town's swimming instruction, which is an hour a day for two weeks and repeats 4X over the summer- even if it requires signing up the whole family at the pool it will still be cheaper than a few weeks of camp. Or we can just do activities with the family, go to the beach, take the kids to the park, etc, and not be tied to any artificial schedual.